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High Volt

Happy Fall, y’all! This cocktail, which is equally delicious with overproof rum or rye whiskey, is the perfect replacement for Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING.

• 3 oz overproof rum or high proof rye whiskey (we used Thirteenth Colony rye, but any quality rum or rye will do)
• .75 oz El Guapo® Sweet Potato Syrup
• .5 oz Becherovka
• .75 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 4 dashes El Guapo® Spiced Cocoa Tea Bitters
• Orange twist, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients and shake until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an orange twist, expressing oils before serving.

Bee’s Knees

Created by @garnish_girl, Katie Stryjewski. The Bee’s Knees cocktail was created for Bee’s Knees Week – where bars around the country served this classic cocktail and donated the proceeds to local schools to fund the installation of beehives!

Bees Knees
•  2 oz. Gin (Katie used @barrhillgin)
•  .75 oz. Freshly squeezed lemon juice
•  .75 oz. honey syrup (1:1)
• 1 dash El Guapo® Cucumber Lavender Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with every edible flower you can find. 💐

Sweep The Leg

Created by Lane Primeaux, Beverage Director of Soji in Baton Rouge. We specially formulated watermelon cordial specifically for this cocktail (but we’ve included simplified instructions below for you to make at home!) This fruit-forward summer cocktail will cool you off in the summer heat.

SWEEP THE LEG
• 2 oz tequila
• 1 oz El Guapo® Watermelon Cordial (home recipe below)
• .75 oz fresh lime juice
• 1 tsp Chareau Aloe Liqueur
• 1 pinch, cilantro
• Watermelon wedge, for garnish

In clean shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, cordial, juice, liqueur and cilantro. Shake thoroughly until well chilled. Double strain into a collins glass, and garnish with a watermelon wedge prior to serving.

To create watermelon cordial at home, juice fresh watermelon (pulp only, no rinds!) until 4 cups of juice are reserved. Pour juice and 2 pounds of sugar into a large heavy bottomed sauce pan, heating slowly and stirring until all sugar is dissolved. Simmer for up to two hours, until liquid is reduced by half. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain liquid through a cheese cloth and funnel into a mason jar or other storage container. The cordial will keep for up to three weeks if properly refrigerated.

Mother of Pearl

Created by Lane Primeaux, Beverage Director of Soji in Baton Rouge. This is the perfect floral cocktail to survive the summer heat.

MOTHER OF PEARL
• 2 oz rose hip infused Shochu (directions below)
• .75 oz Black Rose Giffard Liqueur
• .5 oz fresh lemon juice
• .25 oz El Guapo® Classic Greek Rose cordial
• .5 oz egg white
• Dehydrated rose petals, for garnish

In clean shaker filled with ice, combine Shochu, liqueur, juice, cordial and egg white. Shake thoroughly until well chilled. Strain into a coupe, and garnish with dehydrated rose petals prior to serving.

To create infused Shochu, pour one 750 mL bottle of shochu over one cup of dehydrated rose petals in a non-reactive container to steep. Reserve empty bottle. Allow to infuse at room temperature for for up to 24 hours – knowing the longer you steep the stronger the floral notes in the alcohol will be. Strain mixture through cheese cloth, and re-bottle using funnel. The infused Shochu will keep for up to two months if properly refrigerated.

El Guapo Mai Tai

El Guapo Mai Tai
• 1 oz light rum
• 1 oz aged rum
• 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
• .5 oz orange curaçao
• .5 oz El Guapo® Classic Almond Orgeat
• Edible flowers, mint, lime wheels, umbrellas for garnish

In a clean shaker filled with crushed ice, mix rums, juice, curaçao, and orgeat. Shake until well chilled, and pour unstrained into a lowball or tiki glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and sprig of mint, adding edible flowers, umbrellas, etc. as desired.

Rumours Cocktail

Featured by Liquor.com and once served behind the bar at Root, a now-shuttered restaurant and bar in the Garden District of New Orleans, this cocktail is an herbaceous masterpiece.
The Rumours Cocktail
• 1 oz Sandeman 20-year tawny port
1 oz Macchu pisco
• 1 oz Freshly squeezed orange juice
1 dash Freshly squeezed lime juice
.25 oz egg white
4 dashes El Guapo® Love Potion #9 Bitters
1 dallop Luxardo maraschino cherry syrup
• Lemon twist & Luxardo maraschino cherry, for garnish if desired

In a clean, dry shaker, combine port, pisco, juices, Mojo Cubano bitters and egg white. Dry shake (no ice) first, before adding ice to shake until well-chilled. Strain into a coupe and top with Love Potion bitters and cherry syrup. Garnish with a twist of lemon and a Luxardo maraschino cherry.

Queen Annene

Created by Jeff “Beach Bum” Berry of Latitude 29 here in New Orleans.

Queene Annene
• .75 oz Fresh lime juice
• .75 oz Fresh orange juice
• .75 oz Honey syrup (recipe below)
• .75 oz Pimm’s #1
• .75 oz Vodka
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Polynesian Kiss Bitters
• Scored cucumber wheel, to garnish

Honey Syrup: combine 1 part honey to 1 part warm water, stirring until honey has fully dissolved into solution. Let cool prior to use. Remaining syrup may be refrigerated for up to a month.

In a shaker filled with ice, pour juices, syrup, Pimm’s, vodka & bitters. Shake vigorously, & strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with scored cucumber wheel before serving.